A Buried Secret
A city employee in the waste management department has come to you. While taking an evening earth science course at the local community college, she stumbled across some potentially explosive information. Through research for a paper on contaminated ground water, she discovered the college’s new central administration building was situated on top of a large hazardous waste dump that had never been cleaned up.
The employee has expressed her concern with her earth science instructor, who informed the department head, who informed the dean, who informed the vice president, who informed the president. Now, months later, word has come back by the same route that the administration is unwilling to excavate on the strength of unsupported allegations by a student.
She also suspects that the former mayor was aware of the problem during the bidding and construction process but conspired in a cover-up to protect the donor of the land, a wealthy businessman who is now the U.S. representative from your district.
She wants to know what you think should be done. How do you respond?
Holkeboer, Robert and Thomas Hoeksema A Casebook for Student Leaders
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